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opinions of Erling Braut Haaland

we have been linked to this guy for a while now, with salzburg wanting a reported 85 million for him.

he has scored 26 goals in 18 appearances this season with 6 assists, with 7 of those goals coming in 4 CL games.

now while those are very impressive stats.. we are talking about a 19 year old kid who plays in the Austrian league.

as much as we need a striker.. would you guys be happy to see the club shell out that type of cash on a player, who has very very little experience of top level football and is banging in goals for fun in a tin pot league.

posted 4 weeks ago

TOOR not prepared to admit he made an error.

I'm shocked.

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posted 4 weeks ago

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Another TOOR lie that he won't admit, added to the list.
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Stop trolling Winston. It doesn't suit you.
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TOOR, this isn't trolling.

It's highlighting repeated lies from you on this forum, that's all.

Your latest is to claim that United fans used Lukaku as a scapegoat. This is untrue.
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No it isn't. I saw it regularly over the previous two seasons.
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Pointing out a players flaws and putting forwards reasons for why he doesn't suit the team/tactics is not scapegoating. Lukaku is a good striker, but he isn't United material and isn't the player that he was. Or at least wasn't when still at United - I haven't seen him at Inter. He had put on too much weight and had lost the ability to run with the ball at a reasonable pace whilst holding off defenders. This caused a major loss in his goal threat. We didn't help him by the fact that we didn't really have anyone who can cross and the fact that Jose tried to play him as a target man, which is doesn't have the touch to do to a very good standard.
---------------------------------------------------------------------. Which is why I thought Haaland is a strange link, considering he's a similar player. I don't agree he lost anything, other than confidence, which is normal when you're scoring goals but still getting scapegoated.
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Having watched him week in week out, I can assure you that he lost some pace and some agility. And I think that his first touch got even worse, which can happen when you are too heavy, as it throws your timing off. Have a look at at the goals he used to score for West Brom and Everton. He would often run from 30-40 yards out and bulldoze his way through the defence with a mix of pace a pure power. His increase in size meant that he didn't have the ability to really do that anymore. He didn't terrorize defences in the same way.

And no, he isn't a similar player to Haaland really. I get the size and the aerial threat and that is one of the reasons that I felt Haaland would be a good signing before he joined RB - to give us something different. But Haaland has a more founded game for me. More skill and more intelligence.

If we were comparing a Lukaku from 4/5 years ago then I can see more similarities between the two players, but not the current Lukaku.

posted 4 weeks ago

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comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 14 minutes ago
Another TOOR lie that he won't admit, added to the list.
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Stop trolling Winston. It doesn't suit you.
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TOOR, this isn't trolling.

It's highlighting repeated lies from you on this forum, that's all.

Your latest is to claim that United fans used Lukaku as a scapegoat. This is untrue.
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No it isn't. I saw it regularly over the previous two seasons.
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Pointing out a players flaws and putting forwards reasons for why he doesn't suit the team/tactics is not scapegoating. Lukaku is a good striker, but he isn't United material and isn't the player that he was. Or at least wasn't when still at United - I haven't seen him at Inter. He had put on too much weight and had lost the ability to run with the ball at a reasonable pace whilst holding off defenders. This caused a major loss in his goal threat. We didn't help him by the fact that we didn't really have anyone who can cross and the fact that Jose tried to play him as a target man, which is doesn't have the touch to do to a very good standard.
---------------------------------------------------------------------. Which is why I thought Haaland is a strange link, considering he's a similar player. I don't agree he lost anything, other than confidence, which is normal when you're scoring goals but still getting scapegoated.
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Having watched him week in week out, I can assure you that he lost some pace and some agility. And I think that his first touch got even worse, which can happen when you are too heavy, as it throws your timing off. Have a look at at the goals he used to score for West Brom and Everton. He would often run from 30-40 yards out and bulldoze his way through the defence with a mix of pace a pure power. His increase in size meant that he didn't have the ability to really do that anymore. He didn't terrorize defences in the same way.

And no, he isn't a similar player to Haaland really. I get the size and the aerial threat and that is one of the reasons that I felt Haaland would be a good signing before he joined RB - to give us something different. But Haaland has a more founded game for me. More skill and more intelligence.

If we were comparing a Lukaku from 4/5 years ago then I can see more similarities between the two players, but not the current Lukaku.
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I haven't watched him at Inter but is it possible confidence has grew, as a consequence he has got into better shape and is now as good as he was before he lost confidence at United?

I've only seen Haaland in the CL and he looked very similar to Lukaku.

posted 4 weeks ago

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
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comment by Elvis (U7425)
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comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
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comment by Elvis (U7425)
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posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 9 seconds ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 15 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 14 minutes ago
Another TOOR lie that he won't admit, added to the list.
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Stop trolling Winston. It doesn't suit you.
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TOOR, this isn't trolling.

It's highlighting repeated lies from you on this forum, that's all.

Your latest is to claim that United fans used Lukaku as a scapegoat. This is untrue.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
No it isn't. I saw it regularly over the previous two seasons.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Pointing out a players flaws and putting forwards reasons for why he doesn't suit the team/tactics is not scapegoating. Lukaku is a good striker, but he isn't United material and isn't the player that he was. Or at least wasn't when still at United - I haven't seen him at Inter. He had put on too much weight and had lost the ability to run with the ball at a reasonable pace whilst holding off defenders. This caused a major loss in his goal threat. We didn't help him by the fact that we didn't really have anyone who can cross and the fact that Jose tried to play him as a target man, which is doesn't have the touch to do to a very good standard.
---------------------------------------------------------------------. Which is why I thought Haaland is a strange link, considering he's a similar player. I don't agree he lost anything, other than confidence, which is normal when you're scoring goals but still getting scapegoated.
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Having watched him week in week out, I can assure you that he lost some pace and some agility. And I think that his first touch got even worse, which can happen when you are too heavy, as it throws your timing off. Have a look at at the goals he used to score for West Brom and Everton. He would often run from 30-40 yards out and bulldoze his way through the defence with a mix of pace a pure power. His increase in size meant that he didn't have the ability to really do that anymore. He didn't terrorize defences in the same way.

And no, he isn't a similar player to Haaland really. I get the size and the aerial threat and that is one of the reasons that I felt Haaland would be a good signing before he joined RB - to give us something different. But Haaland has a more founded game for me. More skill and more intelligence.

If we were comparing a Lukaku from 4/5 years ago then I can see more similarities between the two players, but not the current Lukaku.
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I haven't watched him at Inter but is it possible confidence has grew, as a consequence he has got into better shape and is now as good as he was before he lost confidence at United?

I've only seen Haaland in the CL and he looked very similar to Lukaku.
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So you've watched him in one game then?

posted 4 weeks ago

comment by Manc Python (U17527)
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comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
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comment by Elvis (U7425)
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comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
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comment by Elvis (U7425)
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comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 9 seconds ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 15 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 14 minutes ago
Another TOOR lie that he won't admit, added to the list.
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Stop trolling Winston. It doesn't suit you.
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TOOR, this isn't trolling.

It's highlighting repeated lies from you on this forum, that's all.

Your latest is to claim that United fans used Lukaku as a scapegoat. This is untrue.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
No it isn't. I saw it regularly over the previous two seasons.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Pointing out a players flaws and putting forwards reasons for why he doesn't suit the team/tactics is not scapegoating. Lukaku is a good striker, but he isn't United material and isn't the player that he was. Or at least wasn't when still at United - I haven't seen him at Inter. He had put on too much weight and had lost the ability to run with the ball at a reasonable pace whilst holding off defenders. This caused a major loss in his goal threat. We didn't help him by the fact that we didn't really have anyone who can cross and the fact that Jose tried to play him as a target man, which is doesn't have the touch to do to a very good standard.
---------------------------------------------------------------------. Which is why I thought Haaland is a strange link, considering he's a similar player. I don't agree he lost anything, other than confidence, which is normal when you're scoring goals but still getting scapegoated.
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Having watched him week in week out, I can assure you that he lost some pace and some agility. And I think that his first touch got even worse, which can happen when you are too heavy, as it throws your timing off. Have a look at at the goals he used to score for West Brom and Everton. He would often run from 30-40 yards out and bulldoze his way through the defence with a mix of pace a pure power. His increase in size meant that he didn't have the ability to really do that anymore. He didn't terrorize defences in the same way.

And no, he isn't a similar player to Haaland really. I get the size and the aerial threat and that is one of the reasons that I felt Haaland would be a good signing before he joined RB - to give us something different. But Haaland has a more founded game for me. More skill and more intelligence.

If we were comparing a Lukaku from 4/5 years ago then I can see more similarities between the two players, but not the current Lukaku.
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I haven't watched him at Inter but is it possible confidence has grew, as a consequence he has got into better shape and is now as good as he was before he lost confidence at United?

I've only seen Haaland in the CL and he looked very similar to Lukaku.
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So you've watched him in one game then?
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Not even one game. He didn't play much of the game against Liverpool as he was injured and I only saw highlights of the other games.

I do accept I may be wrong on his style of play of course but I can only go on what I have seen.

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posted 4 weeks ago

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
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comment by Elvis (U7425)
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comment by Elvis (U7425)
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posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 9 seconds ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 15 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 14 minutes ago
Another TOOR lie that he won't admit, added to the list.
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Stop trolling Winston. It doesn't suit you.
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TOOR, this isn't trolling.

It's highlighting repeated lies from you on this forum, that's all.

Your latest is to claim that United fans used Lukaku as a scapegoat. This is untrue.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
No it isn't. I saw it regularly over the previous two seasons.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Pointing out a players flaws and putting forwards reasons for why he doesn't suit the team/tactics is not scapegoating. Lukaku is a good striker, but he isn't United material and isn't the player that he was. Or at least wasn't when still at United - I haven't seen him at Inter. He had put on too much weight and had lost the ability to run with the ball at a reasonable pace whilst holding off defenders. This caused a major loss in his goal threat. We didn't help him by the fact that we didn't really have anyone who can cross and the fact that Jose tried to play him as a target man, which is doesn't have the touch to do to a very good standard.
---------------------------------------------------------------------. Which is why I thought Haaland is a strange link, considering he's a similar player. I don't agree he lost anything, other than confidence, which is normal when you're scoring goals but still getting scapegoated.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Having watched him week in week out, I can assure you that he lost some pace and some agility. And I think that his first touch got even worse, which can happen when you are too heavy, as it throws your timing off. Have a look at at the goals he used to score for West Brom and Everton. He would often run from 30-40 yards out and bulldoze his way through the defence with a mix of pace a pure power. His increase in size meant that he didn't have the ability to really do that anymore. He didn't terrorize defences in the same way.

And no, he isn't a similar player to Haaland really. I get the size and the aerial threat and that is one of the reasons that I felt Haaland would be a good signing before he joined RB - to give us something different. But Haaland has a more founded game for me. More skill and more intelligence.

If we were comparing a Lukaku from 4/5 years ago then I can see more similarities between the two players, but not the current Lukaku.
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I haven't watched him at Inter but is it possible confidence has grew, as a consequence he has got into better shape and is now as good as he was before he lost confidence at United?

I've only seen Haaland in the CL and he looked very similar to Lukaku.
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I haven't seen him at Inter either TOOR, so that is entirely possible. I think it more likely that he is better suited to the slower pace league and that he is also likely getting better service. Jose/the club really didn't help him in failing to bring in a wide man that can cross.

Have a watch of this video TOOR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpQL-eSfGoY

When was the last time you saw Lukaku picking the ball up in his own area and driving with the ball? When did you last see him beat a player or two with a drop of a shoulder or a trick? When did you last see him spinning on the half turn and powering away from his marker? He just doesn't do that. Or he didn't at United.

posted 4 weeks ago

comment by Elvis (U7425)
posted 9 minutes ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
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comment by Elvis (U7425)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 20 seconds ago
comment by Elvis (U7425)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 9 seconds ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 15 minutes ago
comment by Winston (U16525)
posted 14 minutes ago
Another TOOR lie that he won't admit, added to the list.
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Stop trolling Winston. It doesn't suit you.
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TOOR, this isn't trolling.

It's highlighting repeated lies from you on this forum, that's all.

Your latest is to claim that United fans used Lukaku as a scapegoat. This is untrue.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
No it isn't. I saw it regularly over the previous two seasons.
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Pointing out a players flaws and putting forwards reasons for why he doesn't suit the team/tactics is not scapegoating. Lukaku is a good striker, but he isn't United material and isn't the player that he was. Or at least wasn't when still at United - I haven't seen him at Inter. He had put on too much weight and had lost the ability to run with the ball at a reasonable pace whilst holding off defenders. This caused a major loss in his goal threat. We didn't help him by the fact that we didn't really have anyone who can cross and the fact that Jose tried to play him as a target man, which is doesn't have the touch to do to a very good standard.
---------------------------------------------------------------------. Which is why I thought Haaland is a strange link, considering he's a similar player. I don't agree he lost anything, other than confidence, which is normal when you're scoring goals but still getting scapegoated.
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Having watched him week in week out, I can assure you that he lost some pace and some agility. And I think that his first touch got even worse, which can happen when you are too heavy, as it throws your timing off. Have a look at at the goals he used to score for West Brom and Everton. He would often run from 30-40 yards out and bulldoze his way through the defence with a mix of pace a pure power. His increase in size meant that he didn't have the ability to really do that anymore. He didn't terrorize defences in the same way.

And no, he isn't a similar player to Haaland really. I get the size and the aerial threat and that is one of the reasons that I felt Haaland would be a good signing before he joined RB - to give us something different. But Haaland has a more founded game for me. More skill and more intelligence.

If we were comparing a Lukaku from 4/5 years ago then I can see more similarities between the two players, but not the current Lukaku.
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I haven't watched him at Inter but is it possible confidence has grew, as a consequence he has got into better shape and is now as good as he was before he lost confidence at United?

I've only seen Haaland in the CL and he looked very similar to Lukaku.
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I haven't seen him at Inter either TOOR, so that is entirely possible. I think it more likely that he is better suited to the slower pace league and that he is also likely getting better service. Jose/the club really didn't help him in failing to bring in a wide man that can cross.

Have a watch of this video TOOR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpQL-eSfGoY

When was the last time you saw Lukaku picking the ball up in his own area and driving with the ball? When did you last see him beat a player or two with a drop of a shoulder or a trick? When did you last see him spinning on the half turn and powering away from his marker? He just doesn't do that. Or he didn't at United.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoFN-LziyLM

posted 4 weeks ago

It’s clear TOOR has only googled how many goals Lukaku has scored and hasn’t actually watched him play for any meaningful amount of time.

For all the goals he scored, he only won us two games in prem last season, he scored the winners away at Burnley and Palace. He’s never there when his team truly needs a goal which is why people loved RVP. He’d always score a crucial goal.

His overall play is atrocious as well, he can’t control the ball, interlink play, is bang average in the air for big lad (under Jose he’d hardly ever meet our hoofs up field with his head and if he did it went to the opposition) and he also missed a shed load of point blank sitters.

I’m not sure what everybody thinks is happening at Inter but they are in his back as well now. After they played Juve, their fans wanted to rip his legs off.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

comment by Kung Fu Cantona 🙏🏼 🇵🇸 (U18082)
posted 1 day, 2 hours ago
It’s clear TOOR has only googled how many goals Lukaku has scored and hasn’t actually watched him play for any meaningful amount of time.

For all the goals he scored, he only won us two games in prem last season, he scored the winners away at Burnley and Palace. He’s never there when his team truly needs a goal which is why people loved RVP. He’d always score a crucial goal.

His overall play is atrocious as well, he can’t control the ball, interlink play, is bang average in the air for big lad (under Jose he’d hardly ever meet our hoofs up field with his head and if he did it went to the opposition) and he also missed a shed load of point blank sitters.

I’m not sure what everybody thinks is happening at Inter but they are in his back as well now. After they played Juve, their fans wanted to rip his legs off.
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The video above says different as well as the goals he scores. Seems like a scapegoat to me.

I reckon you'd be in the top four this season if you had him.

posted 3 weeks, 6 days ago

TOOR incredibly still using the scapegoat line - he could have been forgiven for making a mistake but not it’s just an outright lie.

He’d rather lie than admit he’s made a mistake.

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